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Arena Hotel

#177 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great location & all the Staff were very friendly. We stayed 3 nights before our tour started & 1 night before we left. Both rooms we had were very clean & modern.we had no problems with noise. Saturday evening they live entertainment which was good. Thank you for kindness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm staying at this hotel right now. The management and staff are very helpful and nice. I stayed in the old part for 2 nights and I'll be staying in the new part for the rest of my trip. It's very clean. They take good care of the place. The old section was the owner's grandmother's house. There are some... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my husband this month on a stop to visit the sites in Istanbul. This hotel has nice rooms with amenities such as tv, mini bar and coffee/tea service in the room. The baths were updated. The room was small yet comfortable, a great value for the money. We were within walking distance of all of the Old... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andi It's a great pleasure to read such a good reviews. We are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.Like you said we try to offer best service to all of our guest so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your family again at your next visit to Istanbul. Best... More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our visit to Turkey in June-July 2015, we stayed in this hotel twice. Once on 25 and 26 June and then on 01 and 02 July 2015. I must say the hotel stay was really comfortable. For fist time, we stayed in the new wing of the hotel. For second time, in old wing. The old wing is really... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are glade to read such a good reviews , we are so happy to meet and entertaining you in our hotel.Arena Hotel is a old Ottoman house where our owners borned so hotel has a history .We would like our guests to experience the satisfaction of being a guest in an old Ottoman mansion. We are trying... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked 7 nights in the Queen suite from 21st-28th May 2015, Room - 10/10, well-sized & maintained for a family of 2 adults + 2 young children, WiFi worked throughout my stay. Food - Loved the breakfast options, cooking classes and the chicken dishes served up in the evening were a delight. Staff - Adnan,Zeynup, Ayshen, Hayati, Shenel, Vedat -... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear meet Joe B It is a great pleasure to read this kınd of comments, we are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel . We are allways trying to offer best service to our guest. so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your family again at your next visit to... More 

Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Arena Hotel. The room we had was compact, but very tastefully decorated, all new. Lovely en-suite bathroom with nice range of complementary toiletries, plenty of storage space and a huge king size bed. Room and public areas were spotlessly clean. Some of the bedrooms were being upgraded in the new part of... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne Thank you so much for your great reviews , we are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel. We are allways trying to offer best service so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your friend at your next visit to Istanbul. Best Regards Zeynep More 

Northampton,UK
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend of ours who stayed in the hotel in 2014 highly recommended. We rang the hotel direct and booked a Queens Suite for 5 nights. They arranged the transport from the airport to hotel and vice versa at a cost of 30 Euros per journey. Our room was on third floor and quiet with excellent A/C. All the facilities... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chekkakri Thank you so much for your great reviews, as you said we have a so many guests who came with advice, We are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel. We are allways trying to offer best service to our guest so we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to see you and your... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is centrally located to the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar (all within walking distance). You can also catch the tram at the Hippodrome and get to other places in Istanbul. Great amenities (wifi, rooms, etc.). Highly recommend this hotel.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JR_Boulde Thanks a lot for your great reviews, we are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel, We are allways trying to offer the best service to all guests that's why every year we renew ourselves.. We hope to see you and your friends at your next visit to İstanbul. Best Regards Zeynep More 

Redondo Beach, California
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We actually stayed twice at the Arena, on arrival for 4 nights and on departure for 1 night. Great location close easy walk to the Blue Mosque and all the key sites. We got free airport pickup which was a nice way to start the trip. Breakfast was good and lots of choices, I'm not sure what the other reviews... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John It was a great plesure to read this kınd of reviews, We are so happy to meet and host you in our hotel. Also we are glade to hear the reviews about the breakfast and İmperial room wich you have stayed. We are allways trying to offer best service for our guest so we renew all the time.... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We spent 4 nights at the Arena Hotel in a triple room and could not find fault. The staff we're very caring and helpful throughout our stay, in particular by going out of there way to prepare our room quickly when we arrived off an early morning flight! Our room itself was in the newer wing of the hotel, and... More 

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tak Thank you very much for your great reviews, as a Arena Hotel we are so happy to meet and entertaining you at ou Hotel.Our new room are very nice design and like you said with a jacuzi. We want you to feel like at home and in this respect we renew ourselves all the time. We hope to... More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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